Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Monday, May 30

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Phil Agius

NBA · 4 weeks ago

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I've been writing about the NFL and a host of other sports for the UK's top daily betting paper the Racing Post for more than 20 years. An incurable Browns fan (1-31 survivor), I also specialise in all kinds of motorsport betting including F1, MotoGP, IndyCar and NASCAR.

Welcome to another wonderful week of sports. The NBA Finals are set after the Celtics came through against the Heat last night, and we have another huge Game 7 in the NHL tonight, plus a big baseball slate. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Celtics vs Warriors in the NBA Finals
The Celtics let the Heat get back into the game after racing into a 15-point lead in the first quarter, but held on to win 100-96. The Warriors are now -160 favorites to win the championship with FanDuel Sportsbook, with the the Celtics at +130. The Warriors are 3.5-point home favorites for Game 1, with the Celtics +138 on the money line to take the series opener on Thursday.

Huge day of MLB handicapping for Pickswise
It was a super Sunday for the Pickswise MLB team, as we went 12-3 on ML/RL picks and 10-5 on totals yesterday. The Rays split their series with the Yankees with a 4-2 win, the Brewers shut out the Cardinals 8-0 and the Blue Jays completed a 4-game sweep of the Angels in an 11-10 thriller.

Today’s Slate

Hurricanes and Rangers go at it again
The Hurricanes need to rally in Raleigh once more as they host the Rangers in tonight’s Game 7 showdown (8:00 pm ET, ESPN). Check out our preview of today’s huge game.

13 MLB games on the schedule
There are 13 MLB games on the Memorial Day slate, starting with game one of a Brewers-Cubs doubleheader at 1:05 pm ET and running through to Pirates vs Dodgers at 10:10 pm ET. Royals vs Guardians is being shown on ESPN+ at 6:10 pm ET. Read our preview of all today’s baseball games.

Best Bet of the Day

Carolina Hurricanes ML over New York Rangers
8:00 pm ET, ESPN

The home team has won every game of this series, and the Hurricanes had the same trend in the first round too. They were a great home team all season, and ended the year allowing the fewest goals per game in their own arena. They have been outplaying the Rangers in Carolina, holding them without a power-play goal through the first 3 games. The Hurricanes have also started to find more quality shots than the Rangers, with a 39-25 shot difference in Game 6. They’ve been more efficient with those shots on home ice, and should sneak just enough of them past Igor Shesterkin to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Check out our full preview of Rangers vs Hurricanes.

Must-read

Today’s coverage includes our best NHL prop for tonight’s game and today’s best bets for the French Open tennis, plus we’re also looking ahead with our preview of the Oilers vs Avalanche series.

Keep an eye out for more great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Hurricanes are 7-0 at home and 0-6 on the road in the playoffs this season.

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